This Step: Practice Driving
Practice Driving in Rhode Island
Your permit allows you to gain valuable driving experience in preparation for the road test. Grasping the importance of obeying all road rules, including your permit's driving restrictions, is part of the learning experience.
A) Know Your Learner's Permit Restrictions
Restrictions apply to both permit types:
- You must be accompanied in the front seat by a licensed driver 21 years old or older with a minimum of 5 years driving experience
- You must carry your permit with you when driving
B) Get On the Road
While holding your limited instruction permit you must accumulate 50 hours of supervised driving, with at least 10 hours at night. This requirement does not apply to drivers 18 years old or older.
C) Get Proof of Practice Hours
You must provide the DMV, before taking the road test, a signed statement from a parent or guardian verifying completion of the required 50 hours of supervised driving.